Approximately 275 artists and craftspeople will present their hand crafted wares at Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, to be held on the grounds of the Tarrytown estate that was once the home of railroad baron Jay Gould.
In addition, forty-five food-related merchants are expected to participate. More than 15,000 visitors attended the fair last year and a similar turnout is anticipated for the Sept. 16-18, 2011 show—the twenty-seventh staging of this event.
Exhibitors will sell ceramics, clothing, furniture, glassware, handmade jewelry, handcrafted woodwork, scenic photography and more. Clothing exhibitors offering fall fashions include:
- Marylou Ozbolt-Storer. "Marylou Ozbolt-Storer Fibrearts" provides wool coats, rain coats and outerwear extensively pieced, embellished, and adorned with imported braids, vintage buttons, and other materials. Fabrics include 100% Merino wool, silks, linens, and vintage cloth
- Tom Hayward. His "Leprechaun Sheepskin Company" offers Spanish Merino Shearling—a tanned sheepskin of soft suede and fleece. Other products available include vests, hats, mittens and moccasins
- Tess Coburn. Colburn will display elegant tailored coats and jackets carrying her "Teresa Crowninshield" brand
- Cindy Walsh. Her company "Red Rover Clothing Company" sells outerwear, accessories and blankets for children and adults. It's products are made from warm, lightweight and washable fabrics and have woven trims.
Traditionally about 25 percent of the artists appearing at this show are first-time exhibitors. New participants this year include:
- Julie Girardini. A metal home furnishings artist, she was recently covered in “100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic” by E. Ashley Rooney
- Barbara Poole. Poole makes funky, contemporary, wool felt women’s wear
- Selma Karaca. Karaca designed the dress that was worn by Esperanza Spaulding when she accepted the Grammy this year for Best New Artist (in the biggest upset of the award program)
Long-time Lyndhurst exhibitor Ricky Boscarino, featured on the MTV show “Extreme Cribs” on Aug. 26, 2011 will return. The show provided a tour of his Montague, New Jersey mansion called Luna Parc. Boscarino designs insect and animal jewelry, miniatures, pottery and stained glass.
Have lunch or snacks
Food vendors will be plentiful—pre-packaged, take-home food will be offered and lots to eat at the fair will be available. Food booths will serve steak sandwiches, Mexican food, barbecue, seafood including crab cakes and coconut shrimp, wraps, healthy salads, hamburgers, grilled cheese, hot dogs, ice cream, Italian ices and lemonade.
"Take-home" candied nuts, dips, tarts, wine, venison, salsa, olive oil, pretzels, fudge, kettle corn and more will be available.
The entertainment program for children has several returning performers including the Ivy Vine Players with a new show; Cheryl Matthews is back to relate amazing stories in between the puppet shows on Saturday and Sunday; and Donnatella Gagliano returns to do face painting. The “Fairy Ladies” make their annual appearance in costume; they will also be selling fairy and witch costumes.
Scott Martin will demonstrate wheel-thrown pottery skills upfront at the show.
Two smaller tents will again replace the mammoth tent that housed about one half of the exhibitors prior to 2010; a two-tent arrangement was used for the fall crafts show last year and the spring crafts show this past April.
The show is managed by Artrider Productions, formed in 1983 to run crafts shows at Lyndhurst and elsewhere by Stacey Jarit and her husband and co-director Jeff Sobel, formerly a town planner for the Village of Tarrytown. Laura Kandel is assistant director. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is the show sponsor.
Festivities begin each day at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission costs are the same as last year—$10 per adult, $9 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 16. Parking is free on site, at Kraft Foods on Broadway just north of Lyndhurst and at other nearby parking areas on Route 119 with frequent free shuttle-bus service.
A similar spring-time show is held annually at Lyndhurst. It will take place May 4-6, 2012. The fall 2012 crafts show is scheduled for September 21-23. The fall 2012 crafts show is scheduled for September 21-23.
Artrider Productions, P.O. Box 28, Woodstock, New York 12498, 845-331-7900.
Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. 914 631-4481. www.lyndhurst.org.